To open our season, Orchestra Toronto, in association with TOLive, will come together with special guest pianist David Jalbert to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary Year.
On The Programme
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 20 in D minor (with Beethoven’s cadenza),David Jalbert, piano
Sibelius: Pelleas et Melisande
Beethoven: The Consecration of the House
Owing to the shifting nature of just about everything during the COVID-19 pandemic, details of the programme and performance may change. To open our season, Orchestra Toronto, in association with TOLive, will come together with special guest pianist David Jalbert to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary Year.
This professionally produced concert will be available for ticket-holders to stream online for one month starting on Beethoven’s 250th birthday, December 17.
David Jalbert Pianist
Andrea Ludwig Host
Born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Juno-nominated and Dora award winning mezzo soprano Andrea Ludwig is an artist of tremendous depth and versatility. Andrea has appeared with the Canadian Opera Company in numerous roles including Nireno in Handel’s Julius Ceasar, the Second Niece in Britten’s Peter Grimes, Flora in The Turn of the Screw, Moira in Paul Ruder’s The Handmaid’s Tale, and Liesgen in Bach’s Coffee Cantata.Very much in demand for contemporary opera, Andrea has been involved in many of Tapestry New Opera’s projects including their Liblab and Opera Briefs as well as newly premiered operas Shelter, Oksana G and most recently The Overcoat: A Musical Tailoring. Andrea was Nada in the multi Dora-nominated Queen of Puddings’ production of Ana Sokolovic’s Svadba (The Wedding) that had it’s world premiere in Toronto in June 2011. She reprised the role of Nada in France, Serbia and Ireland in 2012; at Edmonton Opera and Philadelphia Opera in 2013, San Francisco Opera in 2016, and at the prestigious Festival D’Aix en Provence in 2015 .Ms. Ludwig’s commitment to concert performance remains a strong focus. She has appeared with Symphony Nova Scotia, Symphony New Brunswick, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Toronto, Against the Grain Theatre, Toronto Masque Theatre, Soundstreams, Off Centre Music Salon and The TSO Chamber Soloists. 2 years ago, she went to Shanghai with frequent collaborator Soundstreams, to perform at the 11th Annual Shanghai New Music Week Festival. Recent recordings include the ECMA-nominated Schubert Orchestrations with Symphony Nova Scotia, Juno-nominated Responsio, by Peter Anthony Togni, Galicians II with The Ukrainian Art Song Project, the ATMA label recording of Ana Sokolovic’s Sirens and the UK Chandos recording of THAIS: Grand Opera in Concert, with Sir Andrew Davis and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.